About Route to Retire: Hi, I'm Jim - I'm just a regular guy who figured out the path to financial freedom and early retirement for myself and my family.
I retired from my corporate job at the end of 2018 at the age of 43. We then moved to Panama in the summer of 2019 for a new adventure. Yup, you heard that right... the country of Panama!
Join me on our journey as I talk about what I've learned so far and as we figure out ways to optimize our strategy.
Year Started: 2015
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